(JTA) — Marvel Comics has a message for a New York City candidate: The day has come for you to stop using Captain America in your campaign. Ben Kallos, a New York City councilman who is running for Manhattan Borough president in 2021, wears a Captain America costume on… Read more »
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Don’t forget about Abba Kovner and the real-life Jewish Avengers
(JTA) — As moviegoers over the weekend flocked to see Marvel’s new superhero ensemble, they would understandably associate the idea of Nazi-fighting avengers with Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Black Widow. But, in fact, there was also a real-life band of Jewish freedom fighters with the same… Read more »
Patriot games: Is Captain America too American?
NEW YORK (JTA) — In March 1941 — nine months before the attack on Pearl Harbor impelled America to enter the Second World War — one colorful American hero already had joined the battle: Captain America. The famous front cover of “Captain America #1” showed its titular hero punching… Read more »